Following heavy and continuous stormy rains since the beginning of January, Malawi has been experiencing devastating floods which have affected over 275,000 people; more than 30 percent higher than the worst case scenario contingency planning figure. Based on current weather forecasting models, the rains are expected to continue in the coming days and weeks exacerbating the already dire situation.
By James Elder
Relief efforts are focused on providing life-saving assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by recent floods, but communities are also making their own strides toward recovery.
CHIKWAWA, Malawi, 23 January 2015 – When disasters strike, governments and aid organizations rush in to provide emergency relief by the best available route. Shelter materials and life-saving supplies are brought in by truck or helicopter; essential medicines are biked or boated to those in need; and temporary classrooms are put up where there is shade and safe space.
The report covers results achieved in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region. It illustrates UNDP’s support to poverty reduction and conservation of natural resources, strengthening democratic governance, building resilience and responding to crisis. UNDP assisted people in strengthening livelihoods and empowering themselves.
DHAKA, January 26, 2014 – The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $375 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) for the Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project. IDA is the World Bank’s concessional arm that helps the world’s poorest countries.
Cajamarca Department. Intense Rains generated overflow of the Amoju River, leaving 25 families affected in the District and Province of Jaén. (os.: INDECI).
UNICEF Representative visited Nsanje and Chikwawa districts on 24th and 25th January 2015.
810 kg of chlorine for water treatment has been airlifted to 8 camps cut-off due to flood waters in Nsanje District to enable over 25,000 people to have access to clean drinking water
UNICEF requires US$3,871,873 million out of a total requirement of US$ 9.3 million in order to respond to the immediate needs for a three months period.
A CERF request is being prepared to cover some of the immediate needs.
El 18 de enero de 2015 a las 15:30 horas aproximadamente a consecuencia del colapso del sistema de alcantarillado, se registró inundación de viviendas en la localidad de Paragsha, distrito de Simón Bolívar, provincia y departamento de Pasco
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, REACH assessments of damage to water and sanitation infrastructure informed emergency response and early recovery planning, including the rehabilitation of water systems and latrines in the most affected areas. More than one year on, the focus has shifted from emergency interventions to sustainable development, and there is a critical opportunity to address long-term sanitation challenges such as open defecation, which remains a major problem in the Philippines.
Paris, France | AFP | lundi 26/01/2015 - 17:57 GMT
Le phénomène climatique La Niña, qui provoque périodiquement sécheresses et orages dévastateurs, sera probablement plus fréquent et plus violent au XXIe siècle à cause du réchauffement climatique, indique une étude publiée lundi.
Les épisodes exceptionnellement sévères comme celui qui avait fait des milliers de morts et des millions de déplacés en 1998-99, seront presque deux fois plus fréquents au XXIe siècle qu'au XXe, indiquent les auteurs de l'étude parue dans la revue Nature Climate Change.
Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Monday 1/26/2015 - 18:12 GMT |
The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157,000 people affected, official figures showed Monday.
The deaths in the centre and north of the southern African nation were caused by "drowning, lightning strikes, or construction collapses caused by the floods," Rita Almeida of the Mozambican relief agency INGC told AFP.
Les situations de catastrophes, qu'elles soient d'origine humaine ou naturelle, font perdre aux populations victimes, un pan important de leur vie. Parfois, le respect minimum que mérite la personne humaine, s'en trouve menacé. C'est pourquoi, en plus des questions de relogement et d'alimentation, les sinistrés éprouvent d'autres besoins, beaucoup plus intimes, mais tout aussi urgents : par exemple, comment poursuivre sainement leur vie sexuelle ou s'affranchir de la violence sexiste ? Constat dans des camps de réfugiés au Burkina Faso.
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Torrential rainfalls have resulted in severe floods and landslides, causing displacement and damage to houses, livelihoods and assets in 22 administrative districts out of 25 districts in Sri Lanka.
Paris, France | AFP | Monday 1/26/2015 - 16:00 GMT
by Mariette LE ROUX
La Nina, a weather phenomenon that periodically causes devastating droughts and storms, will likely occur more frequently and more violently this century as a result of global warming, researchers said Monday.
An exceptionally harsh La Nina like the 1998-9 event which killed thousands of people and displaced millions, will become almost twice as common in the 21st century, according to their statistical modelling.
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On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared the institutional red alert for Mozambique after intense rains fell over the country, affecting thousands of people, disrupting roads and damaging infrastructure.
El 22 de enero, las constantes precipitaciones pluviales originaron el incremento del caudal del río Huallaga y afluentes Huayabamba, Saposoa y Mayo, ocasionando la inundación de viviendas en el distrito de Juanjuí y Pachiza, provincia de Mariscal Cáceres; distrito de Tingo de Saposoa, provincia de Huallaga; distrito San Rafael, provincia de Bellavista; distrito de San Hilarión, provincia de Picota; distrito de Papaplaya, El Porvenir y Chazuta, provincia de San Martín; distrito de Moyobamba, provincia de Moyobamba.
El 22 de enero de 2015, a las 08:30 horas aproximadamente, a consecuencia de las constantes precipitaciones pluviales que originaron el incremento del caudal del río Marañón, se registró una inundación afectando un puente que une las localidades de Tigre Playa y Saquipa Huaya, distrito de Barranca, provincia Datem del Marañón.
Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.
The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.